Leading, managing and strengthening the aged care workforce for residential care, home care and community care

 

The aged care workforce has faced tremendous challenges over the past two years. While Australia’s initial response to COVID-19 stood out as an exemplar to the rest of the world, residential aged care, home care and community care were exposed as particularly vulnerable. Outbreaks among senior Australians shone the light on systemic failings in the sector, including insufficient infection prevention and control measures, inadequate staff ratios and poorly trained employees. 
 
At this critical juncture, the Aged Care Workforce Leaders Forum (Melbourne, 28-30 March 2022) seeks to address the most critical issues for leading, building and managing a quality aged care workforce. These include challenges for the aged care sector in implementing the recommendations of the Royal Commission; what the Aged Care Voluntary Industry Code of Practice aims to achieve; facilitating opportunities for training and professional development; undertaking changes in workforce culture to achieve organisational goals; empowering your workforce to provide quality dementia care; embedding a client-centric culture; infection control and pandemic management; attracting and retaining talent and ensuring the health and wellbeing of your workforce.
 
Join us for 2 days of robust discussion led by senior leaders in residential care, home care and community care involved in operations and culture as they share their insights on how they’ve driven change and implemented lasting improvements in their aged care workforce.  
 
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Why now?
The release of the Final Report by the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety in March 2021 has galvanised the Federal Government to undertake a sweeping overhaul of the aged care sector. The Final Report has recommended a range of sweeping measures to strengthen the aged care workforce, including the establishment of an Aged Care Workforce Planning Division within the Australian Department of Health, national registration, mandatory minimum qualifications for personal care workers, improved remuneration and minimum staff time.

 
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POST-FORUM WORKSHOP

ATTRACTION, RETENTION AND ENGAGEMENT OF THE AGED CARE WORKFORCE 

 
30th March 2022 | 9 AM - 4:30 PM
 
With Australia’s rising elderly population, the recommendations by the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety on minimum care time and greater competition with other care sectors for skilled workers, attraction, retention and engagement of the aged care workforce is one of the most pressing challenges facing providers in the sector. 
 
Facilitated by 
 
 
Kerryn Dillon 
Director Health and Wellbeing – Aged Care Operations, PwC Australia 
Former Chief People and Culture Officer, TLC Healthcare 
 
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TOP SPEAKERS

Senator the Hon Richard Colbeck

Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care Services, Minister for Sport

Australian Federal Government

Merlin Kong

Principal Advisor Innovation

Leading Age Services Australia

Louise O’Neill

Chief Executive Officer

Aged Care Workforce Industry Council

Dr George Margelis

Independent Chair

Aged Care Industry Information Technology Council

Graeme Prior

Chief Executive Officer

Hall & Prior Health & Aged Care Group

Doreen Power

Chief Executive Officer, 2019 Aged Care CEO of the Year (Australian Healthcare Week Excellence Awards)

Lyndoch Living

Catherine Daley

Chief Executive Officer

integratedliving Australia

Tamar Krebs

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Group Homes Australia

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SPONSORS

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REASONS TO ATTEND

  • Hear from Senator the Hon Richard Colbeck, Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care Services, on how the Australian Federal Government has invested significant resources to boost the aged care workforce around the country and their comprehensive response to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety. 
  • Hear from Hall & Prior Health & Aged Care Group on the implications of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety for the sector and challenges that lie ahead for the industry. 
  • Learn from the Aged Care Workforce Industry Council on what the Aged Care Voluntary Industry Code of Practice means in terms of promoting quality care in the sector. 
  • Discover how you can support emerging leaders in aged care to drive innovation in their organisations with Leading Age Services Australia.
  • Find out from Bolton Clarke on how to embed a customer-centric focus in your day-to-day operations and workforce.
  • Gain insight into how Group Homes Australia has empowered their aged care workforce to care for people diagnosed with dementia and help them enjoy a higher quality of life. 
  • Learn how Uniting is supporting the health and mental wellbeing of their aged care workforce so they can succeed in their roles.
  • Hear how you can attract and retain new talent for a thriving aged care workforce with Lyndoch Living.
  • Learn from Fresh Hope Care how promoting a culture of feedback from clients and families can lead to ongoing improvement in quality of care.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Senior leaders and executives from home care, residential care and community care involved in:
  • People and culture 
  • Human resources 
  • Staffing and resourcing 
  • Recruitment and training 
  • Workforce planning 
  • Workforce engagement 
  • Workforce operations 
  • Process improvement 
  • Service delivery 

RAISE YOUR PROFILE AT THE AGED CARE WORKFORCE LEADERS FORUM

 
What?
Join us as we bring together senior leaders of workforce development, people and culture, human resources, and operational development from the nation’s leading aged care providers at the Aged Care Workforce Leaders Forum. This forum developed with the aged care community, aims to improve the long-term capability, capacity, efficiency, wellbeing, and sustainability of aged care workforce through innovative practical strategies, tools, and technology. 
 
Why?
With the recent recommendations from The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety on workforce challenges, aged care operators are now keen to embrace emerging tools and techniques that include:
  • Workforce Management
  • Recruitment & Staffing
  • Onboarding
  • Rostering & Payroll
  • RTO/Training & Upskilling
  • Talent & Psychometric Assessments
  • Employee Experience
Be a part of the drive towards strengthening and improving Australia’s aged-care ecosystem. 
 
How?
This forum presents an opportunity for aged care technology businesses and service providers to:
  • Engage with various aged care operators struggling with workforce challenges. 
  • Speak to senior aged care leaders on effective measures to drive workforce and operational efficiency. 
  • Host or participate in panel discussions on aged care workforce development opportunities. 
  • Showcase the latest in emerging aged care workforce and care delivery initiatives.
  • Exhibit your practical industry tools, technology, and services.
  • Promote how age care service providers can innovate services on minimal resources.
Interested in showcasing thought leadership and innovative solutions?    
 
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VENUE

The Aged Care Workforce Leaders Forum will be held in Melbourne CBD.
Delegates will be informed 4 weeks prior to the event.